Latest news and blogs

Read the latest news from Back Up to find out what we’re up to across the country. We also have a dedicated blog with amazing stories from people of all ages with a spinal cord injury and their families, as well as the volunteers, staff, professionals and fundraisers who support them.

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Family outside. Help us help others like these during the coronavirus crisis

Emergency coronavirus appeal

Coronavirus has thrown us a curveball. Everyone is having to adapt to a new norm ...

Emma @Sittingdownstyle, a wheelchair user model, posing for a photo in the sun

@sittingdownstyle: Emma’s story

You may know Emma Birch by her Instagram alias @sittingdownstyle. She’s a stylish influencer ...

Daisy, a young person with an incomplete spinal cord injury who uses both a walking stick and a wheelchair to get around

Daisy’s story: Growing up with an incomplete spinal cord injury

When she was only nine months old, Daisy was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on ...

Sophie while climbing Kilimanjaro with a spinal cord injury

Climbing Kilimanjaro with a spinal cord injury

A trip of a lifetime ended with a sudden accident for Sophie. Back in 2009 ...

Jill and Jacques, two people with an incomplete spinal cord injury, told us their stories

Incomplete spinal cord injury explained: Jill and Jacques’ stories

We spoke to two people who have lived with an incomplete spinal cord injury for ...

Tracy, our office volunteer and February Back Up star

Back Up Star: Tracy

This month’s Back Up star is Tracy, one of our amazing office volunteers. After Tracy sustained ...

Alan and Sandra on their wedding day in 1969

Back Up Champions – Alan and Sandra

We’re especially pleased to present our ...

Tim and his family at the summit of mount snowdon after completing our Snowdon Push challenge

Taking on a challenge in memory of Tim

Last year, we wrote a tribute to Tim Scott – one of our most ...

George Robinson, a former Back Up service user, in Sex Education Season 2

Sex Education Season 2’s George Robinson talks about acting, intimacy, and spinal cord injury

As season two of Sex Education is released on Netflix we interviewed George Robinson, who ...

a wheelchair user tackling a hill with support from an assistant on one of our courses

Choosing an agency to provide your personal assistants

This article was sponsored by Total Community Care. We know that having the right care ...